Olympian Way, The (BBC-1 1981, Lois Dane, Adrienne Posta)

The Olympian Way was a comedy drama series set inside a health club run by Terry and Stella Wilson. Terry’s dad, millionaire Stan Wilson, had invested heavily in the club and wanted to see it become a success.

production details
UK / BBC One / 6 x various durations between 30 and 40 minutes / Broadcast 1 July – 12 August 1981

Writer: Tara Prem / Theme Music: Lynsey De Paul / Producer: Peter Ansorge / Director: Lovett Bickford

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cast
LOIS DANE as Stella Wilson
HUGH FRASER as Terry Wilson
ALFRED MARKS as Stan Wilson
IAN BRIMBLE as Roy
ADRIENNE POSTA as Eva
TONY BARTON as Clem Attard
PAUL BROOKE as Trevor Watt
MERDELLE JORDINE as Julie
DEIRDRE COSTELLO as Tania
STEPHEN BILL as Derek
MILES FOTHERGILL as Lou
SHARMAN MACDONALD as Marcia
BERNARD SPEAR as Charlie
JEAN WARREN as Lottie
TREVOR BUTLER as Andrew
FELICITY STEEL as Wendy
MIKE BERRY as Phil Hewlett
MEG JOHNSON as Violet
CLARE CLIFFORD as Lesley

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THE EPISODES
1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (1 Jul 81)
2. SLIM CHANCE (8 Jul 81)
3. CLEANED OUT (15 Jul 81)
4. FAMILY BUSINESS (22 Jul 81)
5. COMPLIMENTS OF THE MANAGEMENT (5 Aug 81)
6. PUBLIC APPEARANCE (12 Aug 81)

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